Blood group A is a negative risk factor for peripheric blood stem cell mobilization in allogeneic donors Blood Group A is a Negative Factor for Mobilization

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Tuğçe Nur Yigenoğlu
Mehmet Bakırtaş
Semih Başcı
Bahar Uncu Ulu
Derya Şahin
Ali Kılınç
Fatma Nurbüke Şarkışla
Dicle İskender
Nurgül Özcan
Merih Kızıl Çakar
Mehmet Sinan Dal
Fevzi Altuntaş


Objective: Many factors, including advanced age and female gender, have been identified as negative factors for peripheric blood hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) mobilization. Similarly, blood group antigens may have an effect on the release of HSCs from the bone marrow niche into the periphery. We aimed to study the effect of ABO and Rh blood groups on peripheral blood HSC mobilization in healthy donors.

Material and Method: The data of 314 healthy donors who underwent peripheric blood HSC mobilization in our center were analyzed retrospectively.

Results: The number of CD34+ cells collected on the first day and in total was the least in donors with blood group A. A statistically significant relation was found between ABO blood groups and the number of CD34+ cells collected on the first day and in total. No relation was found between Rh positivity and the number of CD34+ cells collected.

Conclusion: According to our research in the literature, this is the first study that investigates whether blood groups have an effect on the release of HSCs from the bone marrow niche into the periphery and we observed that blood group A is a negative risk factor for peripheric blood HSC mobilization.


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Yigenoğlu, T. N., Bakırtaş, M., Başcı, S., Ulu, B. U., Şahin, D., Kılınç, A., Şarkışla, F. N., İskender, D., Özcan, N., Çakar, M. K., Dal, M. S., & Altuntaş, F. (2020). Blood group A is a negative risk factor for peripheric blood stem cell mobilization in allogeneic donors . Medical Science and Discovery, 7(6), 505-508.
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